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Playwrights’ Corner
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This month's edition of The Chirp kicks off with a pretty sweet deal. The Lark (yeah that's right, us!) is currently accepting applications for not one, but two different playwriting residencies! See details for these and other fee-free submission opportunities below!


Applications Now Open at The Lark:

Playwrights' Week

Deadline: April 1, 2019

Playwrights’ Week is an annual, intensive, seven-day festival designed to foster a peer-based community among a cohort of writers with new work in development. Selected via a year-long Open Submissions process, we provide approximately five playwrights with crucial creative resources in a nurturing and rigorous laboratory setting, which includes a series of group conversations around the work. Each new play receives twelve hours of rehearsal in advance of a public staged reading, focused on the writer’s self-stated developmental goals. MORE INFO

New Voices Fellowship

Deadline: April 15, 2019

The Lark is accepting applications for the New Voices Fellowship program, supported by The Jerome Foundation. The New Voices Fellowship supports playwrights of color, age 30 or under, who demonstrate financial need. During a year-long residency, Fellows will work on multiple artistic projects through an individually-tailored program of Lark play development programs, and form relationships with other theatermakers at various career stages from all parts of the world. The Fellowship includes a cash award of $15,000, plus an Opportunity Fund of $3,000 for the purposes of travel, research, autonomous workshops, or other work-related expenses. MORE INFO


Princess Grace Awards Playwriting Fellowship

Deadline: March 15, 2019

One emerging playwright will be selected to receive: a grant in the amount of $7,500; a one-season (September – June) artistic residency at New Dramatists, Inc. in New York City (For Award recipients living outside of the New York metro area, your on-site residency can be adapted according to your schedule with reimbursement provided for transportation costs to/from New York.); inclusion of the winning script in New Dramatists’ library; advocacy for the recipient and their script to New York and National theater communities; mentorship from a New Dramatists resident playwright; opportunity for winning play to be licensed and published by Samuel French, Inc. MORE INFO


Acadiana Repertory Theatre

Deadline: March 15, 2019

The Acadiana Repertory Theatre is accepting submissions for their 2020 season. committed to serve playwrights as a place where they feel they can develop work with a company that has a desire to help in the growth of both the playwright and the play. We strive to create a safe, creative, open environment for our playwrights and, using our own experience, along with the experiences of some of our friends from across the country, we seek to help playwrights create and develop shows that have the best chance of a long life of production. Please note: If your play is produced by Acadiana Rep and you desire to come down during the rehearsal process or for the production, playwrights are responsible for incurring travel costs. MORE INFO


Athena Project

Deadline: April 15, 2019 (Athena Project reserves the right to close submissions before this date).

Athena Project is proud to announce the call for submissions for its Plays In Progress Series (PIPS). This Series is an opportunity for new plays to be developed in one of three models: concert or table readings and our workshops. Rehearsals and presentation will take place in Denver at a location to be determined over the course of approximately March-April 2020. Three to six new plays will be selected based on a blind submission process and given a dramaturg, director, cast and basic design elements during presentations. MORE INFO

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